In my family I always get teased for my love of ice cream, especially homemade ice cream, but in a 29th floor apartment it is a bit hard to make ice cream the old fashion way with ice and salt (it can get messy). Last weekend while at Target I saw the counter top ice cream machines and thought it was time to get one (Mom had also recently bought one to fill the time in between making big batches the more elaborate way and had rave reviews). Adrian (a fellow ice cream lover) encouraged the purchase and the next day we had strawberry sorbet. To make the sorbet I simply blended strawberries and mixed with a water/sugar mixture. I was really excited for the sorbet so I don't think I froze the bowl or chilled the mixture long enough and I had to put the mixture in the freezer a bit, but eventually it turned out. It was delicious! And sweet... next time I may leave the sugar out.
A few days later (after finishing off the sorbet) I decided to try the simple vanilla ice cream recipe. This recipe just took milk, sugar, vanilla, dash of salt, and cream. I left the cream out and just used 2% milk. This time with a properly froze bowl, ice cream was forming within 15 min.
This morning I mixed together the "old fashion vanilla" recipe. It includes the stovetop and an egg, but mostly the same otherwise.
Now I just need to buy some ice cream bowls